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Need help:"how to generate Crystal Reports in ASP.NET Web API and AngularJs application"


We have license of "Crystal Report 2008”

So far, we have used it with web applications developed using ASP.Net without any issue

Now, we are converting our existing ASP.NET application using ASP.Net Web API (dotnet framework 4.5) and AngularJs2.0.

We are facing difficulties in converting reporting module.

We are struggling to find the alternative for CrystalReportViewer control in AngularJs/html

Our requirement is as below,

1.In our existing reporting module,

a.We have designed the required text, graphical and drilldown reports

b.We are binding ADO.Net DataSet to CrystalReportViewer as a report data source

c.We have various graphical reports

d.We have various summary reports and we allow users to drilldown the selected summary item to see the details by selected detail item

e.We allow users to print the report to printer

f.We allow users to export the report to PDF/MS Excel

2.In our new application,

a.We want to re-use all the RPT files from existing application in our new application

b.We want to develop all the above mentioned features of existing reporting system in our new application

We are stuck with the development of reporting system in our new application and would like to know the best way to develop all these features using ASP.NET Web API and AngularJs.

We will really appreciate if you can provide us with sample code for the same

Kindly advice ASAP.


Jitendra B

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    Mar 23, 2017 at 04:36 PM

    Hi Jitendra,

    I doubt this will work. We have no plans at this time to support Angular js.

    Add your enhancement request to

    How about starting off with CR Java app?


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    Mar 30, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Thank you very much Don for your response!

    Sorry for the delay in response.

    Will CR Java app work with ASP.Net Web API?

    We are trying to open our existing report viewer ASPX page from WEB API application

    We have successfully generated the main report, but we are still struggling with following,

    1. Getting error to open sub-report while drill downing from main report

    2. Getting error while trying to open any graphical report

    We are still investigating on these issues

    Can you help in resolving this?


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